Post-doc opportunity: ocean acidification and coral reef metabolism

Carnegie Institution Department of Global Ecology on the Stanford campus

We seek to hire an outstanding post-doctoral researcher who can lead research projects that contribute to a better understanding of effects of ocean acidification on coral reefs. We are engaged in a project to use geochemical approaches (i.e., measuring changes in water chemistry) to evaluate how ocean acidification might impact coral reef growth in the natural environment. We are particularly interested in performing experiments in which we manipulate water chemistry flowing over a part of the reef.

The successful candidate will play a major role in planning and executing field expeditions. Most of our work to date has been in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef (One Tree Island, Lizard Island, Heron Island). You would not be in a big group of coral reef researchers, but you would be encouraged to collaborate with others. We are looking to develop an exciting collegial atmosphere with a lot of personal freedom, wherein each group member both leads research projects and collaborates on projects led by others.

The initial term will be for one year with the potential for renewal for up to a maximum of three years. The position will be at the Carnegie Institution Dept. of Global Ecology on the Stanford University campus. Carnegie Institution post-docs have access to most Stanford facilities. Interested potential post-docs should send to kcaldeira@carnegie.stanford.edu: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a few sentences on research interests and/or possible research projects, and (3) the names and contact info for three references.

Key factors in our hiring decisions will be intelligence, thoughtfulness, creativity, motivation, productivity, and a record of successful scientific or technical publication. We are flexible with regard to your domain of expertise. The Carnegie Institution is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, sex, age, physical condition, or country of national origin.


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